Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV

Added by CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty clear brassy color with small head that fades to a sticky ring. Aroma is a pungent combination of mango, pineapple, dank weed, and woodsy evergreen. A welcome change from the grapefruit/citrus bombs that seem to be ubiquitous. It's a little too sharp though.

The flavor is similar to the nose, but better and more complex. Tropical fruit dominates, with some resinous and herbal notes in the background. Pale malt is squashed. Ripe peach comes in on the very end as the pithy bitterness lingers.

The medium body has a nice stickiness, thanks to the hop oils. Carbonation is medium as well. Double Trouble is a very good beer by one of my top 5 breweries, but there's just too much of a flavor I can't pinpoint that comes a little close to oniony/chemical/medicinal. Overdone Simcoe or Summit? Don't get me wrong: If I brewed this I would be ecstatic. But there are more than a few IIPAs out there that are better (and cheaper) than this.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I just finished off a growler (64oz) of this beautifully concocted beer. What appeared to be almost a blonde, was full of great aroma, robust floral taste with large hoppy greatness, and a very sweet finish. Looking forward to enjoying this tasty treat in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium golden color with a peripheral ring of white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few solitary bubbles rise lazily in the column.

S: Dank herbaceous hops are strong, with other hop-derived tropical fruit more reserved. Malt is present but subordinate to integrated hops and yeast metabolites, delivering a blend of bready and crackery qualities. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with heavy base malt presence and herbaceous-pine hop aromatics that lack the fruitiness of the nose. Acidity is moderate into the middle where precocious bitterness takes hold, growing steadily until it becomes one of this beer's defining qualities. Mild esters are suggested, while malt qualities vanish toward the finish. At its peak the bitterness is is beyond bracing, pure and unmodified on the palate, with the ability to linger for an extended duration. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, astringent and evaporative on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This DIPA is unmistakably of Founders origin, showing off a collection of qualities from a few other pale ales. While malt never really gains much purchase in the flavor of this beer, the malt component of the smell reminds of the wonderful Founder's Harvest Ale. Flavors are more reminiscent of Devil Dancer, although that other beer is more like a distilled and syrup-ified version this product. The hue is inspiring, indicative of a deep understanding by the brewers of how an IPA is supposed to look, although the conspicuous lack of head development detracts. It is a decent DIPA, although it could benefit from a shift of hop additions more toward the back-end.

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